Just days after she attended a Black Lives Matter protest in London (on crutches, no less), Madonna shared a photo of herself protesting outside L.A. City Hall on Wednesday. Flanked by Black Lives Matter international ambassador Janaya Khan and Insecure actor and activist Kendrick Sampson, the pop superstar joined activists calling for District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s ouster.
In a caption she wrote, “Every Weds for the last few years Black Lives Matter LA, has gathered in front of City Hall to demand the resignation of D.A. Jackie Lacey and to grieve with mothers mourning the loss of their children to police brutality. I urge you to join them next Wed. And every Wed. I did today and had the honor of meeting these two compelling and impassioned activists…I cried for two hours feeling the anguish of the mothers who spoke but at the same time I saw hope in the leaders of this generation.”
Seeing Lacey go has been a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter activists long before the recent George Floyd protests, but since his death, the push has gotten more forceful. BLM reports that during Lacey’s tenure as DA, more than 400 people have been killed by L.A. law enforcement; just one LAPD officer has been charged by her office.
In March, when BLM activists visited Lacey’s home to confront her, the DA’s husband pulled a gun on them.
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